Please read through the information on this page then apply using the link. A deposit does not need to be paid when you apply.
Before you apply for accommodation, make sure you have looked at the costs for each room type and the cost for its whole contract length. If you are a UK student and you don't know how much you will be receiving for your maintenance loan, you can use this student finance calculator to get an estimate of how much you will get: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator
The allocation policy is aligned with the University's student recruitment aims and its core strategies.
If you are a new student starting in September who has accepted a Firm offer from the university or a current student who hasn't set up an account and applied before, then please create an account, after which you can then log into the account and submit your application for accommodation (Make sure your email address is valid between your application and your arrival).
You must have a firm offer from the University and your Roehampton Student ID number which can be found on your letter/email of confirmation from the University. The number begins with the first three letters of your surname. It may also be referred to as your Student reference. If you should have any difficulty with locating this, please contact Admissions.
If you are a current student who has previously created an account, then you don't need to make an account again, you can log in with your original email address you registered with as your username. If you have forgotten your username or password, then please use the Forgotten Password button to reset your password and get your username.
Please note this is the account created when you first applied for accommodation, this is different to your Student My Zone account. Continuing students will need to write their preferred accommodation in free text box on the application when you apply as the system will only let you apply for certain things. Second years will be offered Mount Clare and final year students can be offered Elm Grove, Lawrence or Mount Clare, even if you apply for something different. Students who were required to leave University accommodation because of behaviour or have rental arrears for university accommodation are not eligible to apply. Any applications in these cases will be cancelled.
How to complete the online application
Please ensure that you read about all the different residences available, and consider the cost and suitability of what you are applying for. Many students prefer to live close to their academic departments but you don't have to. Check College membership if you want to see where your classes will be held.
You must select a preferred College for your accommodation and then list the room types in order of what you most prefer (you must specify a different type for each preference; the application goes by room type not individual residence in order of your preference). Then select what is more important to you; location or room type.
Please note that the room types options aren't an indication that those rooms are available, but we still need you to put them into order of preference so that we can try to meet your preferences as much as possible, depending on date of application and room availability.
If you have a medical condition or disability which means you need a particular room type or unable to live off campus, please include this information. Please note that you MUST complete and return a self-assessment form part of which is obtaining confirmation from a medical professional to confirm and explain why it is necessary to have a specific type of accommodation.
Please include all additional information which will help us to place you in the most suitable accommodation (for instance if you prefer to live on a particular floor or in a single-sex flat).
We are offering students the option to live with other students who have an interest in quieter, more study focused accommodation. Students living in these areas would be expected to adopt a moderated lifestyle within their accommodation in respect of alcohol, parties and noise. We are not saying the flat will completely quiet or alcohol free but hope to provide an alternative by housing students together who request this option. If you wish to apply for this type of accommodation please add Quiet Flat to the text box in the other information section when applying for accommodation. We are unable to guarantee that we will be able to allocate you to this type of accommodation as it subject to availability and dependent on how popular this type of accommodation is.
If you're a mature student and want to be in a flat with mature students, please let us know via the free text box of the application for accommodation so we can do our best to house you with other mature students or postgrads.
Accepting a room
Offers of accommodation are sent via email during the summer time, even if you have an Unconditional offer. Please don't worry if other people get sent a room offer before you do. We have around 2000 rooms to allocate and offer so it does take some time.Make sure you also check your junk mail folders for any messages in summer.
To accept a room you will need to follow the instructions in your offer email and pay the deposit, provide payment details and agree the Terms and Conditions.
When you accept your offer, this is a legally binding contract. There is no notice period in your contract. This means that if you decide to live somewhere else, or you have no more academic commitments left for the year, for example, you will still have to pay the rent until the end of the contract or until the room is re-let.
Current and prospective students (if you have accepted a Firm offer) can APPLY HERE – http://accommodation.roehampton.ac.uk/apply/
You need to create an account using the link. After doing so, you should then be sent an email with a link to follow to continue your application for accommodation. Some students have had trouble receiving the email so if you do not get it, let us know.